Great fundraising isn’t just for great athletes. If the thought of getting sporty leaves you gasping for air, why not showcase your artistic talents to raise money for your favourite charity?
Here are some brilliant ideas we’ve seen from fundraisers of an arty disposition.
Talented artist Natalie used her skills with a paintbrush to raise money for the research and support charity, Diabetes UK. Taking part in an artathon, she painted non-stop for twelve hours. Natalie’s now selling her creations to raise even more money. Take a look at a few examples of Natalie’s work on her fundraising page.
Earlier this month, John kept punters at his local recreation centre entertained by treating them to a singathon. Raising money for The Lily Foundation, a charity that funds research into metabolic disorders, the swing singer sang for a whopping 25 hours and 22 minutes.
Danielle decided to turn a lifetime ambition – writing a book – into a fundraising venture. In a bid to raise money for Safe Space, a charity that supports survivors of sexual abuse, she will write a thousand words for every mile of a marathon, finishing in March 2013 with a 26,000-word tome.
In March this year, Joanna took part in a drawathon to mark her grandmother’s 85th birthday. Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s, Joanna drew sketches all over London for 12 hours. She gave donors the opportunity to suggest something for her to sketch in return for a £50 donation.
Jack took part in a readathon to raise money for two charities that help sick children, cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. He read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. At 583 pages long, it’s a pretty chunky book, so Jack had to read 41 pages a day to complete his challenge.
Have you done anything artistic to raise money for charity? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below.